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Big Rivers & IBEW 1701 Donate $25,000 to Two Owensboro Non-Profits

Daniel Pitino Shelter and Hayden Home for Girls to Receive $12,500 Each OWENSBORO – Big Rivers Electric Corporation and IBEW Local 1701 partnered in May 2021 to donate a total of $25,000 to two Owensboro non-profit agencies. Owensboro Mayor Tom Watson joined the check presentations held at each location on the morning of May 4th,Continue Reading

Big Rivers Legislative Director Named to National Coal Council

Big Rivers Director Legislative Affairs and Government Relations Sharla Wells will join the Federal Advisory Committee, which serves the U.S. Secretary of Energy. Wells was appointed to the National Coal Council in January 2021 and will serve a term that extends until July 1, 2022. The National Coal Council is one of three Federal AdvisoryContinue Reading

Daughter of Big Rivers IT Architect Works on Team Behind First Lady’s Inauguration Look

Daughter of Big Rivers IT Architect Works on Team Behind First Lady’s Inauguration Look

On the chilly morning of January 20, soon-to-be First Lady Jill Biden walked out onto the steps of the US Capitol building with the eyes of the world watching. Every aspect of this Inauguration ceremony had been carefully organized. But even after weeks of planning, Biden’s choice of blue, beaded Markarian dress and sparkly tweed coat still took one Henderson native by surprise.Continue Reading

Big Rivers Announces Solar Power Purchase Agreements

HENDERSON, Ky. (May 27, 2020) – Big Rivers Electric Corporation has entered into agreements to purchase power from two solar developers who will build, own and operate their facilities in western Kentucky. Community Energy and Geronimo Energy, a National Grid company, were chosen to provide the company’s Member-Owners up to 260 megawatts (MW) of solarContinue Reading

A Legendary Landing and Legacy: BREC Board Member Attends 75th D-DAY Ceremonies Honoring Great-Uncle’s Parachute Landing in French Village

During the long overnight hours leading up to D-Day, Private John Marvin Steele joined his fellow American soldiers in the 82nd Airborne and parachuted over a small village in Normandy. While the drop was supposed to be a secretive mission, an unexpected house fire and the community’s bucket brigade brightly lit up the town centerContinue Reading